By Ben Hurley Warren Buffett says his winning 10-year bet on a simple index proves investment returns delivered by active investment experts don’t justify their fees. For most of the 21st century, active investment managers have been losing market share in retail investment to cheaper, index-tracking passive managers. The active managers have been under pressure… Read More Ditch hedge funds and go passive
With Mainland China continuing to open up to foreign companies, Nicky Burridge finds out the challenges they face to achieve business success in the world’s second-largest economy. Global insurance broker Willis Towers Watson recently announced it had become the first fully licensed foreign broker to be allowed to transact all types of insurance business in… Read More Made for China
By Nicky Burridge Earlier this year, the Securities and Futures Commission issued a guidance note after being increasingly concerned that some listed companies are acquiring assets at unreasonably high prices or selling assets that are undervalued. CPAs explain to Nicky Burridge the challenges in business valuation. A Hong Kong-listed company managed to lose HK$125 million… Read More Finding true value
By Jemelyn Yadao Hong Kong overtook New York, London and Shanghai as the world’s top IPO market in 2015. However, with potential challenges ahead, including reform initiatives that are expected to be implemented this year, Jemelyn Yadao looks at whether the city can retain its crown. Braving turbulent global stock markets, Chinese property developer Ronshine… Read More Maintaining Hong Kong’s listing stampede
By Lachlan Colquhoun Once a door into China, Hong Kong is increasingly the door through which Pearl River Delta businesses come out to meet the world. Hong Kong has always had a uniquely successful business model, but changes in China over the past 20 years have brought a major transformation in the dynamic. Where the territory… Read More Pearly gateway
by David Descôteaux From irrational markets to imbalanced budgets, some economic realities just never change. After a decade or so of following current events and writing about the economy, I am convinced that some things will never change. Here are a few observations that may help provide insight into economic news.